Easy Casserole Recipes - Ground Beef Casseroles

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Casseroles are a great way to make a hearty, inexpensive meal for your family. My favorite ingredient to use in them is ground beef. There are countless recipes you can come up with using ground beef in your casserole dishes. If you have ground beef in your home, odds are you can put together a delicious meal with ingredients already in your pantry. It's also a great way to combine all four food groups into one dish. Here are a couple quick and easy ground beef casserole recipes that your whole family can enjoy.

Ground Beef Casserole

What you need:

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
8 oz macaroni noodles, cooked and drained
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
8 oz sour cream
8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3/4 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1 t salt
1/4 t black pepper

What you do:

In a large skillet, add ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper and cook until meat is browned. Drain grease from pan, add tomato sauce and onion and mix well. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer noodles on the bottom of a large baking pan or casserole dish. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream. Cover noodles with cheese mixture. Pour meat mixture on top of cheese and noodles. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes.

Southwest Pasta Bake

What you need:

8 oz corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 c prepared medium picante sauce or salsa
1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg
1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t black pepper
16 oz cottage cheese
10 oz package frozen corn, thawed and drained

What you do:

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salsa and corn. In a small bowl, combine egg, cottage cheese, pepper and cumin. Place half of beef mixture in bottom of 11/2 to 2 quart casserole dish. Add pasta on top of beef. Add cottage cheese mixture on top of pasta. Top off with remaining beef mixture. Add cheese to top of casserole. In a 350 degree preheated oven, bake casserole for 30 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.

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